HMS Simoom (P 225)
Submarine of the S class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||2 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||14 Jul 1941|
|Launched||12 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Dec 1942|
HMS Simoom (Lt. Geoffrey Deryck Nicholson Milner, DSC, RN) sailed from Port Said, Egypt on 2 November 1943 for the Aegean. She was to arrive off the Dardanelles on 6th. Possibly lost on 4 November of Donoussa island, Cyclades, Greece in a newly laid German minefield.
|Former name||P 75|
Commands listed for HMS Simoom (P 225)
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|1||Lt. Christopher Henry Rankin, RN||24 Oct 1942||13 Apr 1943|
|2||Lt. Geoffrey Deryck Nicholson Milner, DSC, RN||13 Apr 1943||Nov 1943|
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Noteable events involving Simoom include:
8 Aug 1943
While on patrol east of Bastia, HMS Simoom (Lt. G.D.N. Milner, DSC, RN) fires three torpedoed at what is identified as 'a merchant'. All torpedoed missed their target.
9 Aug 1943
HMS Simoom (Lt. G.D.N. Milner, DSC, RN) attacked the Italian cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi 5 nautical miles south-west of La Spezia in position 44?04'N, 09?23'E. The torpedoed missed the cruiser but hit and sank the destroyer Vincenzo Gioberti (1685 tons) instead. (see map)